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Filed under: Conversion Stories, Member Missionary, Sharing the Gospel, Ward Activities
Today’s conversion story is from Maggie Steward. She says her family calls it the “Cub Scout Story”, and groans when she starts to tell it. Enjoy!
Usually when we think of missionary work we think of sharing the gospel with non-members, but reminding less active members of important covenants and blessings is also a part of missionary work. Great sensitivity and care should be taken, all in the spirit of Christ-like love and without judgment. Elder M. Russell Ballard encouraged “You and I must do everything we can to see that every member of the Church is completely fellowshipped and enjoying all the blessings the gospel has to offer.” (Ensign, Sept. 2008, pg.8)
Cumpliendo una misión de tiempo completo es un honor y un privilegio que bendiga tu vida cien veces. Hace poco me encontré con algunas citas del presidente Kimball que pensé que valía la pena compartir aquí. Ellos ofrecen la perspectiva de gran alcance en que ha sido llamado a compartir el evangelio. El profeta habló claramente de nuestro deber. Dijo que “se me pidió hace unos años,” Si cada joven que es miembro de la Iglesia cumplir una misión? Me respondió con la respuesta que el Señor ha dado: Sí, cada joven digno debe completar una misión. El Señor espera de él. Y si no es ahora digno de cumplir una misión, entonces debe comenzar a la vez a sí mismo los requisitos. “
Sometimes we may feel that we make little difference in the world as we go through our normal daily lives and schedules. Sometimes we’re knee deep in diaper duty (or should I say doodee?)that we wonder how we can possibly build the kingdom of God here on earth. Remembering that great scripture in Doctrine & Covenants 64:33 can help us keep things in perspective: “Out of small things proceedeth that which is great.”
As I reflect on the events that I’ve been a witness to in my lifetime, I can’t help but recall the famous opening line from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” I also can’t help but feel as if Dickens was writing about the 21st century for I honestly believe that in many ways, these are the best of times, but they are also the very worst of times.
In a 1959 general conference address, the president and prophet of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, David O. Mckay, admonished members of the Church with a phrase now familiar and famous among Mormons: “every member a missionary.”
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints currently has over 50,000 full-time missionaries serving throughout the world. Many members of the Church are called to serve as stake and ward missionaries in the areas where they live. In addition, members of the Church are encouraged to be aware of moments when they can share their knowledge and beliefs with others. They are considered to be member missionaries.